Originally created as place to post stories and images from my yearly motorcycle travels, it quickly transformed into an outlet for thoughts, images and ideas that focus on something bigger. The Zen of Neato, or the ZON, is my cozy little corner of the web. With a healthy lean towards the old stuff and a dash of tangy Bonneville salt, there is always a fresh post waiting to be enjoyed. Stop on by and take a look around - and don't forget to say hello.
A little bit about "Diesel" - born and raised in Detroit and (much like us all) keen on anything with a motor and wheels. With one of the big three in his backyard (literally) it did not take long for him to figure out a way to merge his love of art and machines into a good way for a gear head with a paint set to make a living. Owned a truck or car from Henry's place in the last ten years? Chances are Diesel had his hands in it - or rather on it shaping it's curves and proportions. Motorcycles and bikes were always there from the git go. A million years ago he experienced the "Loveless" at a rundown ex-porn theater downtown and became hooked on the ancient Milwaukee iron. He averages about 30k miles a year in the saddle and has been bit HARD by the salt bug at Bonneville some years back. When he's not tweaking his LSR bike "The BonnePan", he can be found conjuring up the Good Doctor who helps him purge out posts at a frightening frequency. Stop by soon, butch is bleeding pretty bad and I'm almost out of ammo...
Al Knapp passed away today at 90 years old. AL raced Harley-Davidson motorcycles for over 50 years. He was instrumental in the development of Harley racing bikes and in his senior years raced a WR on the AHRMA circuit. Al was a man a few words and was known to go very fast. We will miss you dearly Al. Thanks to WTTM for the picture and words.
Turned the last wrenches on the ULH re-fit this morning. Added gas and oil and the damn thing started on the first kick! Terry and I followed that up with a 30 mile break-in ride up the see Greg and Gino at MCHD. So happy this bike is back in the line-up...it runs SO good. A big thanks to Lurch for the motor and Terry for the flywheels (and help with the trans plate) - you guys are my hero's.